Want Indian cuisine? Head to the very first Indian restaurant in Niagara Falls


Indian cuisine has room for people with different taste palettes. From spicy to sweet, this is one stop for everything. Indian visitors or Indian food lovers can now enjoy their favorite dishes at a new Indian restaurant that has opened near Niagara Falls. The dishes will not make you miss the home-cooked Indian cuisine.

Aura on the Lake, a new restaurant and take-out is located at 233 King Street in Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was started by a couple – Nittin and Anjna Sharma – originally from Vaughan. They held a soft opening for their first restaurant on July 1.

According to reports, this Indian restaurant will directly serve snacks like chaat, papdi chaat to complete meals such as butter chicken, kadhai paneer. For foodies, the restaurant will also offer classic gulab jamun, rabri and more.

The spices and other elements involved in cooking will be prepared from A to Z in their kitchen, we read in the media. To maintain the authenticity of flavors and textures, the restaurant prepares sauces with fresh ingredients.

Appetizers will provide a classic Indian street food vibe – papri chaat. The dish is made of crackers dipped in mint and yogurt cream with chopped white onions, chickpea flour filling and pomegranate seeds.

The heart of Indian cuisine, the main course, will cater to the different dietary needs and preferences of people. For meat lovers, butter chicken, chicken malai methi and chicken kadhai are available. For vegetarians, they can try paneer or Indian cottage cheese dishes like makhana paneer and malai methi paneer.

To ensure that people get the burst of flavors and a taste of authentic Indian cuisine, the chef allows the sauces to marinate for more than 24 hours. This helps blend the spices and gives eaters a full-bodied taste and texture.

Nittin, the chef, comes from the capital of India, Delhi. He trained as an executive chef at York University and served food at hotels in Ontario. He will return to his field after a break of 15 years.

Restaurant details:

Address: 233 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Contact: 905-468-7222, auraonthelake.ca

Opening hours: Monday: closed; Tuesday to Sunday: noon to 9 p.m.


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